Miri – 13 October 2014 – Four engineering students of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) attended the recent National Summit (NATSUM) 2014 organised by The Institution of Engineers Malaysia-Young Engineers Section (IEM-YES) at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in Kota Kinabalu.
The students, who are also members of Curtin IEM Student Chapter, were accompanied by President of YES Miri Branch Francis Wong, Vice President Adeline Wong and senior lecturer from Curtin Sarawak’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Industrial and External Relations Advisor Dr Garenth Lim King Hann.
NATSUM this year was attended by 66 participants from 12 YES branches nationwide. It is an annual event with the objective of connecting engineers across Malaysia for a social gathering, knowledge exchange and experience sharing among young engineers, graduates and students.
The participants also visited the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Submarine Training Centre and Kampung Nelayan as part of the summit activities.
According to Francis, NATSUM providesan opportunity for young engineers or future engineers to establish networks across the industry. Adeline said the event is a good platform for student organisations such as the Curtin IEM Student Chapterto connect with other engineering organisations in the country.
First-time participant Sheron Lim Gek Joo, a third-year chemical engineering student, said she was glad to be able to learn how the IEM-YES organises various activities throughout the year, as well as build rapport with members of other organisations.
Third-year mechanical engineering student Oscar Ngu Wee Earn, who thoroughly enjoyed the summit, thanked the YES Sabah Branch and University Malaya Sabah for hosting the event. Meanwhile, final-year mechanical engineering student Yeong Siew Ping remarked that NATSUM helps to foster closer relationships among IEM and YES members as well as grow the IEM community in each participating university.
Dr. Lim remarked that Curtin Sarawak’s School of Engineering and Science continues to work closely with IEM and YES to promote the field of engineering in Malaysia.
“We are glad to have the consistent support of IEM and YES towards our students’ learning experience,” he said.